Protecting Seniors

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $26M in Federal Support for New Senior Housing Facility in Franklin

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Peabody Home in Franklin $26 million in direct loans to construct a senior housing facility. The federal dollars were awarded through the... Read more »

Kuster Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Government Funding Bill

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after voting to support bipartisan legislation that would prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month. The bill passed the House with a 359-57 vote. “I am pleased that the House worked to advance critical bipartisan legislation that will prevent a harmful and unnecessary government shutdown,” said Kuster. “As our country c... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces $11 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Protect and Care for N.H. Nursing Home Residents

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Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $11.4 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help New Hampshire nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding will help hi... Read more »

Kuster, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Telehealth Services in Nursing Facilities

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This week, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-03) introduced the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would increase access and use of telehealth services in skilled nursing facilities. Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Senate companion version of the bi... Read more »

Kuster Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Vaccinate More Seniors

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Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined her colleagues, Representatives Donna Shalala (D-FL), Larry Buschon, MD (R-IN) and Phil Roe, MD (R-TN), to introduce the Senior Immunization Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that would eliminate out-of-pocket costs for vaccines covered under Medicare Part D and improve vaccines awareness and education for beneficiaries. “Vaccinations are a criti... Read more »

Open Enrollment for Health Care Begins Today!

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Dear Friend, Are You Covered for 2020? Open enrollment for the health care exchange begins today! Granite Staters have until December 15 to visit healthcare.gov to sign up for coverage, make changes to your existing plan, or to find more information. If you don’t get insurance through your employer, Medicare, or Medicaid, I encourage you to shop the plans to make sure that you and your family are ... Read more »

Kuster, Stevens, Hayes, Sewell Introduce Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs for Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries

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— Last week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined Representatives Haley Stevens (MI-11), Jahana Hayes (CT-05) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) to introduce the Maximizing Drug Coverage for Low-Income Seniors Act (H.R. 4669). This bill seeks to improve the Medicare enrollment process and lower out-of-pocket costs by ensuring that beneficiaries are enrolled in a Part D plan that best meets their needs... Read more »

Stepping up to do what’s right

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Dear Friend, Protecting Access to Healthcare for Seniors On Monday, I toured the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, which is currently under renovation. I met with Maplewood Staff and Cheshire County government officials to discuss expanding access to quality healthcare for seniors. As our population ages, we must safeguard Medicaid and invest in programs to help ensure seniors can get the ca... Read more »

Kuster Pushes to Expand Medicare Coverage for Mental Health Services

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined her colleagues to co-sponsor H.R. 945, the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2019. The bill will stop people from aging out of mental health care when they qualify for Medicare and ensure marriage and family therapy and mental health counselor services are covered. Kuster has heard from mental and behavioral health providers throughout her dis... Read more »

Rep. Kuster Votes for SECURE Act to Strengthen Retirement Security, Provide Tax Fix for Gold Star Families

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Yesterday, Rep. Kuster (NH-02) voted to pass HR 1994, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) to help Americans save more for a secure retirement and deliver a critically needed fix for military survivors and families facing tax hikes as a result of provisions in the GOP tax law. Additionally, this legislation makes it easier for small businesses to offer retirem... Read more »